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What the Heck Is the Difference Between Grammy's Record of the Year and Album of the Year?

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It’s officially Grammys season! The 62nd Grammy Award Nominees were just announced, and people are already trying to predict the winners (and losers) of each category. As you scroll through the list of nominees, you might notice something interesting. There are Grammy awards for both Record of the Year and Album of the Year. So, what’s the difference between Record and Album of the Year?

What's the difference between record and album of the year? First, let’s talk about the Grammy for Album of the Year.

According to the Grammy Award website, the Album of the Year award is given to “Artist(s) and to Featured Artist(s), Songwriter(s) of new material, Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s), Mixer(s) and Mastering Engineer(s) credited with at least 33 percent playing time of the album, if other than Artist.”